Sara Henriksson

Studenter

Konsthantverk och design vid Steneby

Textil-Kläder-Formgivning grundnivå

Sara Henriksson

sara_h89 [at] hotmail.com
My name is Sara Henriksson. I'm doing my Bachelors degree in Fine Arts at HDK, University of Gothenburg. I work with textiles as both garments and objects.

Identity

The Identity course is 10 weeks long and has three legs - A physical Manifesto, An essay with reflections of one's artistic identity & Lay out. I made this physical manifesto with inspiration taken from illustrations in left wing magazines active around the 60's and 70's. I have let the textile works of Moki Cherry inspire the style of this collage. She is a true role Model of mine. The symbols and texts I have incorporated are both objects and music lyrics I find empowering and strength giving in today's harch world. The piece is meant to give a sense of hope and comfort. In the Lay out part I made stickers from the symbols in the collage with my contact details on.
Fotograf: Sara Henriksson

Kostym Mot Scen (Theatre Costume Design)

In the course "Kostym mot Scen" We are to design costume and scenography based on the scipt of a play. This character is called "Rädslan" ("Fear" in English) from the play "Alexande & Påfågeln". She is a personation of the voice you hear inside your head, picking on you, when you are afraid and nervous. The material in the dress is made by narrow channels sewn across the length of the fabric, which gives it weight and a clear vertical direction. Making the hat i looked at a photograph in the book "Flora Supersum" by Lena Granfelt and shape it after a dried seed capsule.
Fotograf: Sara Henriksson

Silk screen print

This is a repeated pattern with an abstractly interpreted shapes from a staircase. Shorts and shirt constructed and assembled by me.
Fotograf: Miranda Solodovnikoff

Sheer Print

Printing these pieces of fabric I used a simple technique with a silk screen and masking tape. By putting the sheer organza fabric on top of the cotton cloth I was able to get two identical prints at the same time as the paint bled through to the bottom layer.
Fotograf: Sara Henriksson

Tent

The tent is meant to be a portable place for privacy. It could be placed outside in a hectic city, in a corner of a busy office or in your livingroom at home. It is a space for you to be alone for a wile. The height is adjustable so you can chose whether you want to stand or sit in it. The walls of the tent is weaved by hand with coloured cotton yarn and cut out strips of mattress foam.
Fotograf: Sara Henriksson

Kropp & Volym (Body & Volume)

In part two of the project "Kropp & Volym" I made an ever changeable piece of garment. The core construcktion is made with banana fibre which behaves in the same way paper does - volymous and flat at the same time. Depending on how you place the different pieces on the body you get a different expression.
Fotograf: Miranda Solodovnikoff

Kropp & Volym (Body & Volume)

Part one of the project "Kropp & Volym" in the first year. When I made this costume I looked at a lot of pictures from the Russian ballet and Bauhaus. It is an exploration of bodily movements in dance and how volymous shapes can enhance those movements. It is purely made from recycled items such as table cloths, blouses and T-shirts. The jacket is reversible and the collar is made from a book and paper clips.
Fotograf: Miranda Solodovnikoff

Anonymous

I am fascinated by masks and how they hide one's identity. I believe masks help us say and do things we usually don't dare. - Each individual thread have been cut to size and sewed onto strips of fabric. The fringe strips then sewed onto front and back pieces of the cut out jacket. - Buttons are attached by hand on the sleeves. - Trousers printed by hand
Fotograf: Sara Henriksson

Silk screen print

Taken inspiration from the film "Million Dollar Mermaid" and synchronized swimming I made this print design.
Fotograf: Sara Henriksson

Knitted Balloons

Using a knitting machine I have with different techniques made samples and assembled them to create sculptural knitted ballons.
Fotograf: Sara Henriksson

Double Warp Weave

This is a project in which I have taken inspiration from space and deep oceans. This weave is my interpretation of either a black hole in the universe or an undiscovered aquatic cave somewhere in the depth of the ocean with random lots items inside.